赵 自 宽
Zikuan Zhao Solo Piano Recital
2002年1月1日出生于山东济南，5岁习琴。启蒙于山东师范大学钢琴系教授陈俊；后师从中央音乐学院教授、我国著名钢琴演奏家、教育家陈曼春和凌远，并曾受教于钢琴教授解彤，钢琴家秦川。15岁，赵自宽以优异成绩考入美国因特老肯艺术高中，师从著名钢琴教育家Thomas Lymenstull博士；于2021年被伊斯曼音乐学院以最高荣誉奖学金录取，师从钢琴系主任Douglas Humphreys教授。
在多次国际音乐节和钢琴大师课上，赵自宽得到了 Douglas Humpherys, Pavoina Dokovska, Maxim Mogilevsky, 陈宏宽, Fabio Bidini等钢琴大师的艺术指导；
Zikuan was born in Jinan, Shandong Province, in 2002. At the age of 5, Zikuan was initially taught by Chen Jun, Professor of Piano Department of Shandong Normal University; After, he studied with Chen Manchun and Ling Yuan, professors & educators of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He was also taught by piano professor Xie Tong, and pianist Qin Chuan in Jinan. At the age of 15, Zikuan was admitted to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, U.S., and studied with piano educator Dr. Thomas Lymenstull since then. In 2021, Zikuan was accepted by Eastman School of Music with Dean"s Performance Award; In the coming fall, Zikuan will study with professor Douglas Humphreys, the piano department chair of Eastman.
Zikuan has won the Grand Prize and First Prize in the Shandong Region of the "Xinghai Cup" and "Zhujiang-Kayserburg Cup" National Piano Competition; the Excellence Award in the "Zhujiang-Kayserburg Cup" National Piano Competition. First Prize in Shandong National Youth Piano Competition; Outstanding Prize in Group B of Imola International Piano Competition, Debussy Prize, and Special Contribution Award for Teacher.
At the age of 12, Zikuan held his first solo recital at the Shandong Grand Theatre and performed Mozart"s Piano Concerto No. 19 (k459.) in the second half of the concert with the Shandong Opera and Dance Theatre Orchestra. At the age of 13, he received two months of guidance from pianist Seymour Lipkin, professor of Curtis Institute of Music; meanwhile, he gave his second solo recital at the First Church in Farmington, Connecticut. Zikuan held his third solo recital during his sophomore year at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Zikuan performed in the chamber music concerts of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Qin Chuan in 2013, and performed in Manchun Chen Teacher-Student Concerts at Shandong Provincial Capital Culture and Art Center Grand Theatre in 2018. Zikuan has participated twice in Shanghai International Piano Festival; in 2019, he was accepted to both the "Atlantic music festival" and "Aspen music festival." In many festivals and international piano master classes, Zikuan has received artistic guidance from Douglas Humpherys, Pavoina Dokovska, Maxim Mogilevsky, Hongkuan Chen, Fabio Bidini, and other pianists. Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy commended Zikuan as a performer whose "music follows his heart."